CityLit Press, begun in 2010, is the organization’s own book publishing imprint, providing a venue for writers who might otherwise be overlooked by larger publishers due to the literary nature or regional focus of their projects.
Created to publish chapbooks for the winners of the national Harriss Poetry Competition, CityLit Press also publishes select other books.
The most recent publication, Poet Sounds is the second poetry anthology in the CityLit Press Lo-Fi Poetry series, where poets cover a favorite record album. Browse our past and present CityLIt Press publications below:
Burgi Zenhaeusern, 2019
6th Winner of the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize
Oblige the Light
Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, 2015
5th Winner of the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize
Rebekah Remington, 2013
4th Winner of the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize
Every Bit of It
Katherine Bogden, 2012
3rd Winner of the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize
Bruce Sager, 2011
2nd Winner of the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize
A Peachy Life: Waiting on Tables and Beating the Odds in the '60s – An Italian-American Woman's Story
Leonora “Peachy” DiPietro Dixon, 2011
Mountain, Log, Salt, and Stone
Laura Shovan, 2010
1st Winner of the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize
We're lucky in Baltimore to have a dynamic literary community. CityLit has helped nurture a culture of literature, bringing a diverse array of writers and programs to the city, and making them accessible to everyone.
Lisa Lance, Former CityLit Project Board Member and Founder of Take Time Dragonfly